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Sutherland v. Ernst & Young LLP: Second Circuit Denies Class Arbitration for Low-Value Employment Claims

By Jeremy Gray of Zuber Lawler & Del Duca

The Second Circuit has upheld a waiver of class arbitration under the Federal Labor Standards Act. In Sutherland v. Ernst & Young LLP, No. 12-304 (2d Cir. Aug. 9, 2013), the Court found that the high cost of pursuing individual arbitration in light of a very low-value claim was not… More...

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Fairness for Community Job Creators Act Introduced to Fix Harmful Volcker Rule Provision

Fairness for Community Job Creators Act  |  H.R. 3819  |  1/8/2014

Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Subcommittee Chairman Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) have introduced the Fairness for Community Job Creators Act, legislation that fixes a provision in the Volcker Rule that harms community banks. More...

House Judiciary Committee Approves Bill to Expand E-Verify Nationwide

Legal Workforce Act  |  H.R. 1772  |  6/26/2013

The House Judiciary Committee has approved the Legal Workforce Act (H.R. 1772) in a vote of 22-9. Sponsored by Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas), the bipartisan bill discourages illegal immigration by ensuring jobs are only made available to those legally authorized to work in the U.S. More...

Anti-age Discrimination Legislation Re-introduced in Light of Supreme Court’s Decisions in Gross and Nassar

The Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act  |  S._____  |  7/31/2013

Iowa Senators Tom Harkin and Chuck Grassley joined with Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) in reintroducing legislation that addresses the Supreme Court’s decision in Gross v. FBL Financial and ensures vital civil rights protections for workers. More...

House Passes Working Families Flexibility Act

Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013  |  H.R. 1406  |  5/8/2013

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 (H.R. 1406), a bill sponsored by U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) to help Americans better balance the demands of work and family. More...

Federal Pay Freeze Bill to Eliminate 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees Passes House

To Eliminate the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees  |  H.R. 273  |  2/15/2013

The Federal Pay Freeze Bill has passed the U.S. House of Representatives in a bipartisan 261 – 154 vote, with 43 Democrats voting for the bill. More...

Bipartisan Legislation Reforms Employment-Based H-1B and Student Visas, Increases Access to Employment-Based Green Cards, and Promotes STEM Education

Immigration Innovation (I2) Act of 2013  |  S. ________  |  1/29/2013

U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), and Chris Coons (D-Del.) have introduced legislation, the Immigration Innovation (I2) Act of 2013, to bring long-overdue reforms to the nation’s immigration laws for high-skilled workers. More...

House Approves STEM Legislation

STEM Jobs Act of 2012  |  H.R. 6429  |  11/20/2012

The House of Representatives has approved the STEM Jobs Act (H.R. 6429) by a vote of 245-139. More...

House Passes “Red Tape Reduction and Small Business Job Creation Act”

Red Tape Reduction and Small Business Job Creation Act  |  H.R. 4078  |  7/26/2012

The House of Representatives has passed a comprehensive regulatory reform bill to cut red tape and make the federal rulemaking process more friendly to job creators. More...

Senate, House Panel Pass Legislation Reducing Red-Tape for Unemployed Veterans

Veteran Skills to Jobs Act  |  H.R. 4155, S. 2239  |  6/29/2012

The Senate has unanimously passed legislation aimed at lowering the high unemployment rate among veterans. More...

SMART Jobs Act of 2012 Would Create a New Visa for Foreign-Born, American-Educated Holders of Advanced Degrees to Stay in the U.S.

Sustaining our Most Advanced Researchers and Technology (SMART) Jobs Act of 2012  |  S._____  |  5/16/2012

U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) have introduced the SMART Jobs Act — the Sustaining our Most Advanced Researchers and Technology (SMART) Jobs Act of 2012 — to create a clear path forward for foreign-born, American-educated holders of masters and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields to remain in the United States to work and create jobs. More...

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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Ontario Police Department

City of Ontario

Arch Wireless Operating Company, Inc.

Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School

B & D Contracting

Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee

Watkins Motor Lines, Inc.

Agere Systems, Inc. f.k.a. Lucent Technologies, Inc.

Tulsa Winch, Inc.

Ramsey Winch, Inc.


DP Manufacturing, Inc.

Auto Crane Company

Goldman, Sachs & Co.

J. Kaz, Inc.d.b.a. Craftmatic of Pittsburgh

Scolari's Warehouse Markets, Inc. d.b.a. Scolari's Food and Drug

The Goldman Sachs Group

Association of Professional Flight Attendants

Ball State University

AMR Corp.

New England Teamsters and Trucking Industry Pension Fund

American Airlines, Inc. a.k.a. American Eagle

Sun Capital Advisors: Sun Capital Partners III

Highgate LTC Management, LLC

Sun Capital Partners IV

Southwestern Bell Video Services, Inc.

SBC Telecom, Inc.

Sun Capital Advisors III, LP

SBC Services, Inc.

Sun Capital Advisors IV, LP

Pacific Telesis Group

Ernst & Young LLP

Pacific Bell Telephone Co.

Granite Rock Company

Pacific Bell Information Services

International Brotherhood of Teamsters

Advanced Solutions, Inc.

International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Freight Construction, General Drivers, Warehousemen & Helpers, Local 287 (AFL-CIO)

Cardone Industries, Inc.

SmithKline Beecham Corp. d.b.a. GlaxoSmithKline

State Lottery Commission of Indiana d.b.a. The Hoosier Lottery

Kellogg Brown & Root technical Services, Inc.

Lehigh Valley Physicians Business Services, Inc.

Service Employees International, Inc.

Lehigh Valley Health Services, Inc.

Zurich American Insurance Co.

Huron Valley Ambulance, Inc.

Autozone, Inc.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.